Atlus and Index Officially Break Up

April 2, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

In late February Sega announced that it would split Atlus away from its parent company, Japan-based Index. Sega acquired the original North American publisher of Tactics Ogre, Disgaea, Steambot Chronicles, Trauma Center, the Persona series, and many other popular Japanese games in September 2013 in a deal that cost the company an estimated $140 million.

This week the company announced that the split is official and unveiled a new logo for Atlus. The new logo looks a lot like the old one, to be honest.

The two new divisions are Atlus, which develops, publishes, and localizes Japanese games for North America; and Index which will handle the advertising and business operations for Atlus. Former Sega managing director Yukio Sugino is in charge of Atlus, while former Index executive vice president Yasuhiko Hamada will take the reins of Index.

Source: Joystiq

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Re: Atlus and Index Officially Break Up

Seems that it is Sega's intent to kill the "bad" side of Index and keep the profitable Atlus Corp.

 

Afterwards allow Sega Japan/Sega USA to handle the behind the scenes stuff for Atlus.

So Atlus looks like it is in good hands.

Re: Atlus and Index Officially Break Up

And people thought I was crazy when (In a poll last year on Who should buy Atlus) I expressed opinions that Sega should be the ones to buy them :P

Though I do suppose we're still in the "wait and see what happens" stage, but so far it's looking promising.

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Family breakups are so hard. It's the kids I'm worried about the most. sad

Re: Atlus and Index Officially Break Up

Here's the old logo:

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Re: Atlus and Index Officially Break Up

I think I agree with Sora-Chan, it does have more personality. Weird, since the changes are so minor.

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On the new logo... Yeah it's pretty much the same, but the differences it had changed to it does actually take away from it. It's new form is a bit bland.

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